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Various Agitators – SILENCE=DEATH


Compilation tape of queer noise, circa 2011, with artists from 9 countries. Assembled by Mark Ward & Thomas Boettner.

In 1987 six gay activists formed a new project that was for gay rights and drew parallels between the AIDS epidemic and the Nazi’s eradication of LGBT-individuals. This project was called Silence=Death and its posters featured an upright pink triangle, a call-back to the use of an inverted pink triangle used by the Nazi regime for marking homosexual individuals. The manifesto behind Silence=Death was about, [the] silence about the oppression and annihilation of gay people, then and now, must be broken as a matter of our survival.”. Never should we be silent about the slow eradication of millions of people, just because of their sexual orientation.

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